India needs to go solar - and distributed solar. Given the need for energy, the need for cleaner energy and the shortfall in production, problems in distribution etc, this is the need of the hour.
Panels are cheap, and VFM. It's batteries where the maintenance issues and unreliability crops up - esp in far flung areas where the need is the greatest!
I speak from personal experience here - don't mind paying at all for the panels, but the batteries have been a pain to manage. I'd happily pay a monthly rental + annual AMC to keep decent backup going.
Surely a LOT of smaller scale entrepreneurship is possible around this?